Members of the Patriot Movement AZ are suing Secretary of State candidate Katie Hobbs over a six-month-old tweet in which she criticized Gov. Doug Ducey for posing with the controversial activist group.Read More »
The chairman of a civilian border watch group described by a watchdog organization as a "vitriolic Mexican-basher" who courts white supremacists will no longer be giving a presentation about the state of the U.S.-Mexico border to an Arizona Senate panel.Read More »
The chairman of a civilian border watch group invited by an Arizona senator to address state lawmakers has been referred to by a watchdog group as a "vitriolic Mexican-basher" who courts white supremacists.Read More »
For conservative Arizona politicos, especially those on the forefront of the debate over illegal immigration, connections to hate groups have become an embarrassing pitfall.
Groups whose racist or white nationalist views include vehement opposition to illegal immigration often seek to align themselves with politicians who lead the anti-illegal-immigration movement. But politicians who put themselves in league with such groups — mistakenly or otherwise — usually spend years dealing with the fallout and repairing their images.